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Save me from another pizza hut debacle - best delivery pizza?

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  • Chowkitty Sep 19, 2004 09:11 PM
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Chowhounds - sometimes I just need a great pizza pie and can't be bothered to go and get it... can anyone save me from another awful pizza hut pizza? for delivery - I live in the beaches/leslieville area.
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  1. By far the best delivery pizza in Toronto is from Pizza Nova !

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    1. re: John

      I find Pizza Nova to be one of those love it or hate it things. I know a lot of people who swear Pizza Nova is the greatest thing ever. I know a lot of people who hate it with a passion. I'm one of the latter. I'd rather eat pizza hut than pizza nova.

      1. re: Jacquilynne

        I've mention it on the board before. A year later, the prices have risen somewhat but the pizzas are still great.

        So far no off product or late deliveries.

        1. re: alsiem

          Add my vote for Pizza Nova! We used to go the Pizza Pizza route but everytime we ordered, there was something wrong or missing. Every time we order from Pizza Nova, everything is fine. My hubby prefers pizza delivery from Pizza Nova, hands down. (My kids love their chicken wings, too).

    2. Valley Pizza on River. They do great pizza. Fresh, tasty toppings and an amazing crust.

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      1. re: Misha

        yes, valley pizza last nite was amazzzing...
        it was my first order...
        awesome crust...
        piping hot, although i do just live across the bridge...
        free delivery, peters cajun just started charging 2bucks...
        check them out, good luck!

        1. re: Misha

          Anybody have an address/phone for Valley Pizza?

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          Susan in Toronto

          We love Magic Oven - they are at Broadview & Danforth. You can order over the net - their menu is wonderful.

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          1. re: Susan in Toronto

            I've had hit and miss experiences with Magic Oven. I've ordered pizzas and they have arrived undercooked to the point of the crust being practically raw - pale white and limp and tasting just like Wonder Bread.

            When I called to let them know they offered no sort of compensation or even an apology. And this is after I'd been a customer for over 2 years and ordered practically every week.

            If I'm spending $24+ for a pizza I expect it to be at the very least properly cooked and when it's not, I expect the management to own up to it and replace the product.

            I have had nothing but great experiences at Valley Pizza. I actually got the tip about them here on Chowhound and have been ordering from there since.

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              Susan In Toronto

              Wow, that's too bad. We've ordered 2 or 3 times and have always had good luck, but I'll keep that in mind.

            2. re: Susan in Toronto

              Magic Oven was good when they first opened about 10 years back, but when I tried them a few years ago they had the worst crust I've ever tasted.

              I didn't originally notice how old this thread is! I just found a link that mentions Magic Oven here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

              fD

            3. My favorite pizza delivery is Peters Cajun Creole on Parliament ST. They have really interesting combinations and a wide variety. We've been ordering from them for a few years now and we have always been happy with them. Their phone number is 368-8099. Give them a try.

              1. Pizza Bona is pretty good. They have a variety of "gourmet" toppings, but the key is in their sauce. A large pizza with 3 toppings is about $18, but includes a salad (extra for the spinach, artichoke, and goat chees salad) or some pop.

                Haven't tried Magic Oven's pizza, but their Tandoori Chicken that I tried during the taste of the danforth was very tasty.

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                1. re: Bobbie

                  We recently tried Bona for the first time. (We had been ordering Mamma's, but wanted to try something different.) Best pizza I've had since I moved to the Beach. I'll be sticking with Bona.

                  1. re: The Berserker

                    Count me also as another Pizza Bona converted...Excellent!

                2. I am from NYC. I have lived in Toronto for 20 years and have NEVER had a pizza here that could match a NYC pizza. This being said, I find that the pizza from Giorgio's (lower Jarvis)is about the best, as long as you ask for a thin crust.

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                  1. re: EMQ

                    Try Regina Pizza... GREAT pizza
                    www.reginapizza.ca

                  2. No one here likes Mamma's Pizza?

                    extra thin crust, extra garlic, pesto, artichoke hearts, proscuitto, green olives and sundried tomato?

                    really good, imho,

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                    1. re: orangewasabi

                      It comes up on other threads. I certainly rate it the best of the chain pizzas by a wide margin--especially the version that has only sauce and cheese on a very thin crust. Delicious.

                      1. re: orangewasabi

                        I love Mamma's as well...thin crust and gourmet toppings...delicious!

                      2. My favourite pizza in Toronto, but they don't deliver, is Danforth Pizza, on the north side between Pape and Donlands. Delicious, as close to NYC that I have found in the city - very simple tomato sauce, just the right amount of cheese and most importantly, a pretty good crust, good thickness and chewy.

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                        1. re: tartetatin

                          I shall try this soon and I do hope I end up agreeing with you, but I have ALWAYS been disappointed in this quest.

                        2. Embee, please keep in mind, this is NOT NY pizza. I am simply saying that it is my favourite pizza in Toronto and the closest I have found to NY pizza in the city. It is a very small place, the owner is quite old now and still works every night on his own (sometimes his son is also there to help), not a place to dine in really - they serve only whole pizzas (and drinks - they have brio) with very simple old school toppings - we like cheese only. I hope you enjoy it!

                          1. My parents live in the "upper beaches" area, and when I'm there we always order from a place called Venice Pizza. It's a little pricey - they seem to use really good ingredients on a lot of their pies - but it's the best pizza I've ever had delivered. You would probably be in their delivery area. I wish I was!

                            If I had the delivery menu with me, I'd gladly scan it; there's 40+ of their own creations on the menu, or you can make your own with a long list of ingredients. I'll try to get the menu to put up here the next time I visit.

                            Venice Pizza
                            2636 St Clair Av E, East York (416) 751-6666

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                            1. re: NovoCuisine

                              Hey, Novocuisine I surely would appreciate that Venice Pizza scan. I work and have friends near that intersection. It would be great to find a better pizza. At work we're reduced to chains on a late night. I typically refuse the free food and make my way home hungry. Better that than Pizza Pizza.

                              1. re: Googs

                                Hi, sorry this took a while! Just got a hold of the menu last night after ordering my (right-now) fave, #24.

                                Menu Page 1: http://aycu14.webshots.com/image/6573...
                                Menu Page 2: http://aycu01.webshots.com/image/5840...
                                Menu Page 3: http://aycu15.webshots.com/image/5334...
                                Menu Page 4: http://aycu24.webshots.com/image/5303...

                                1. re: NovoCuisine

                                  Hey, Novo don't be sorry. I really, really appreciate this. I could be a hero at work at least for a day. Thanks!

                            2. Belissimo's on Esplanade (close to St Lawrence Mkt) -- not tons of toppings but great crust!